Australia welcomes the first 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca covid19 vaccine. On Sunday, the cargo landed in Sydney. but 50 million doses of this type will be manufactured by CSL in Australia.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison hailing a new milestone in the fight against the covid19 on Sunday when the first shipment of the vaccine has arrived in Sydney.
As the Therapeutic Goods Administration will now batch-test the first shipment to ensure it meets Australia’s strict quality standards. “This is the next step as we ramp up the vaccine rollout,” PM Morrison said.
According to the government, the rollout of the AstraZeneca jab is due to commence on March 8. The prime minister reiterated that Australia is ‘in a unique position’ because importantly this drug gives us the ability to manufacture onshore.
“Every Australian who wishes to be vaccinated will be able to receive a vaccine this year,” the top official added.
The federal government is rolling out a second $31 million public information campaign on the COVID-19 vaccination program from Sunday, said Health Minister Greg Hunt.